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Career Center Policies


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Rationale for Policies:
The events organized by the Career Center staff of CU Denver provide students the opportunity to interact with many people in the educational, business, and professional community. Therefore, it is in the best interest of all participants to be professional, organized, and well-prepared. The Career Center policies are established to ensure a favorable impression of the University of Colorado Denver students and graduates to the professional community.
Office Expectations of Students:
  • Provide Accurate Information: Job search materials should be truthful and accurate.
  • Act with Integrity:
    • Honor Commitments: Keep all scheduled career counseling appointments and scheduled interviews.
    • Genuine Interest: Schedule interviews only with employers you have a genuine interest in working with. 
    • Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer.  After accepting a position, withdraw your candidacy from all other interviews.  
  • Failure to Comply:
    • No Show: Failure to show up for a scheduled interview on-campus may result in losing the privilege to participate in future employer-related events.  The only acceptable excuse is a substantiated family/personal emergency.  If you do not show up for a scheduled interview on-campus, you will be required to write a letter of apology to the employer and “cc” the letter to the Career Center within two days of the missed interview.  
    • Non-Compliance: Failure to adhere to any of the above office expectations will result in the denial of access to the Career Lynx or interview privileges with the Career Center.

In order to facilitate our mission, the Career Center is committed to the following:

  • Provide Services: Assist with career planning, self-assessment, resume development, and job search for students and alumni.
  • Access of Information: Provide access to comprehensive services, programs, resources, career opportunities, and a variety of employers.
  • Non-Discrimination: “The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.”

Students and alumni who “no show” or request last minute rescheduling of their appointments three times will only be eligible to be seen during Quick Tip hours for the remainder of the academic year. Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule.

If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a 50 minute appointment or more than 10 minutes late for a 30 minute appointment, they will not be seen and must reschedule or use Quick Tip appointments. No shows, frequent reschedules and tardiness are not reflective of professional behavior and must be addressed.


The CU Denver Career Center treats information provided during a counseling/coaching or drop-in appointment as confidential.  Exceptions to confidentiality are stated in detail below.  Confidentiality and privacy is strictly enforced, however the CU Denver Career Center cannot ensure that email communication will be entirely secure.   Therefore it is vital that you, as the client, choose the proper communication method with a career counselor or staff member that best suits your needs.  If desiring a more secure method of communication, you are encouraged to schedule an in-person appointment.

All information disclosed within a counseling/coaching session is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the CU Denver Career Center without your written permission, except under several conditions.  The following are exceptions to the confidentiality of information provided by clients in career counseling:

  • When the client, or his or her legal representative, expressly waives confidentiality
  • When disclosure of confidential information is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others
  • When a career counselor consults with another career counselor to obtain professional information or advice to assist in serving the career development needs of the client
  • When disclosure is required by law, including, but not limited to, court-ordered disclosure.
  • When the client reports having been the victim of experienced sexual assault or discrimination by another CU Denver student, staff or faculty member.

When circumstances require disclosure of confidential information, only essential information will be revealed.  The contents of specific meetings between you and your counselor will not be discussed, but your overall progress may be discussed in general terms. To the extent possible, a client will be informed before confidential information is disclosed.
The CU Denver Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and follows the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals.  If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the conduct of any career counselor, you may contact Sarah Trzeciak, Director of the Career Center, at 303-556-2250 or


The Career Center offers a full range of career assistance to all CU Denver alumni, including online and in-person career-related services.
Recent graduates (within one year of graduation)
All resources provided by the Career Center are available to recent graduates for the first 12 months following graduation at no additional cost.
Alumni past one year of graduation:
Alumni are welcome to use resources provided by the Career Center. There is a cost associated with some resources. Please see the eligibility and fees chart below. 

Seeking employment in a different city or state?  Need assistance finding resources near your new location?  The Career Center will be happy to write to a university of your choice requesting reciprocity for you.  Limited to three letters.  Please provide the email and physical address of the university you are requesting reciprocal services from in an email to  Within this email indicate your name, student ID, and date you graduated.  A reciprocity letter will be sent to the university you requested within 72 hours and you will be copied in the email.


Faculty and Staff are welcome to use resources provided by the Career Center. There is a cost associated with some resources. Please see the eligibility and fees chart below. 



The following policy is established to determine eligibility of an employing organization or individual to utilize any employer services at the CU Denver, in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct.
Eligible Employers

  • Must have current or anticipated job openings for college graduates or alumni.
  • Must have an “employer-employee” relationship in which in which there are no fees associated with becoming an employee of the organization, not including professional licensure fees that may need to be covered by the employee (ex.  Insurance licensing fees to sell insurance, etc).
  • Must comply with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
  • Third Party Agencies (temporary agencies, temp-to-hire agencies, search firms, etc.) can participate in career fairs and post jobs on Career Lynx only when they meet the following requirements:
    • Provides disclosure of position(s) posted on Career Lynx and employer he/she represents for recruiting activities.
    • Acknowledges that the Career Center may verify the third party recruiter relationship with employer.
    • Provides information concerning CU Denver candidates employed through the agency (candidate, employer, and salary).
    • Promises to not use résumés attained from job postings for referral to any other job or employer.
    • Acknowledges that third party agencies are not eligible for other employer services.

Ineligible Employers

  • Home Based Businesses are not eligible to participate in CU Denver’s employer services. 
  • Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are not considered "employers" by the Career Center and are not eligible to participate in any employer services. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:
    • Sponsorship of an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).
    • Requirement of an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
    • Compensation is often in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.

The Career Center reserves the right to deny service to any organization whose policies or goals are determined to be in conflict with the mission of the CU Denver. The final approval for employers to utilize University facilities and services rests with the Director of the Career Center.

Students and alumni of CU Denver look to the Career Center’s online recruitment system, Career Lynx for professional employment or student hourly opportunities. The following policies are established to determine eligibility of an employing organization or individual to use the Career Lynx:

  • The position may not be located in a private residence or a home-based office (ex. Nanny, Personal Assistant)
  • The employment organization must have a payroll and human resources liaison to which the student employee may seek recourse in the event of a workplace conflict or dispute.
  • The position cannot be commission-only.
  • The pay rate must (at least) meet the Colorado state minimum wage (calculated over any time scale such as hourly, weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, or annually).

Professional positions are employment opportunities which require a Bachelor’s degree or higher, are salaried, and utilize the knowledge skills acquired through CU Denver coursework and programs. These positions can be classified as either Full-Time or Part-Time.
Student Hourly positions are employment opportunities that do NOT require a degree and are flexible to a student’s class schedule. These must be paid positions that can be classified as full- or part-time.

The Career Center is happy to help you connect with students through on- or off-campus interviews. This can be done through a Preselect Schedule, which allows you to select the candidates you wish to interview once they have submitted their résumé through our online database. You can also elect to conduct interviews through an Open Schedule, which allows any qualified candidate to sign up for an interview by selecting any available timeslot.
To be qualified to conduct on-/off-campus interviews, your organization must meet the requirements listed in the Who Qualifies section above. Third-Party Recruiters are not eligible to participate.  Job postings must be submitted at least one month before the interview date.
Cancellations within five days of a scheduled interview will be documented and consideration for future events will be evaluated.

Links and small banner advertisements are available through our website for a small fee. We reserve the right to deem any organization ineligible for advertisements through our website if we determine the policy or goals of an organization are in conflict with the mission of the University of Colorado Denver.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your on-campus interview or information table please notify the Career Center staff as soon as possible. If you need to reschedule your on-campus interviews, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Information Table: Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice or no shows will be charged the full fee amount.

On Campus Interviews: Cancellations within 5 days will be documented and consideration for future events will be evaluated by the Career Center.

Placement information is an important metric for the University in terms of ranking and accreditation and for the Career Center’s ability to determine the effectiveness of its programs. We require that any organization that uses our services report all placements to the Career Center. Click here to report a hire.

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) PRINICIPLES FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Career services and employment professionals are involved in an important process—helping students choose and attain personally-rewarding careers and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to an optimum selection of candidate for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment to principles for professional conduct by all practitioners.  To read the complete text on NACE Principles for Professional Conduct, click here.  


CU Denver is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Career Center abides by the Principles for Professional Conduct, a document that serves as the framework and foundation for ethical practices within the career planning and employment recruiting processes. The Principles document explains why serving alcohol to job candidates is inappropriate and inadvisable. To read more click here.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) REGULATIONS
For complete information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act click here.


FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) REGULATIONS
For complete information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act click here.



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